Are you having a difficult time writing blog posts for your art blog? If you are, you are not alone. Many artists find it tough to write content that will promote their business. In this article, I will share with you steps for writing blog posts that will make this job easier for you.
Art Blogging Basics: Steps For Writing Blog Posts
Writing ‘s hard for many people, especially artists. Artists communicate with images, not words. However, if you do not write blog posts no one will see your work except your closest friends and family. You are not going to be able to sell your artwork if you do not get it out there.
I have always struggled with writing and English. In the beginning, I would have rather visited a dentist than to write a post. It was painful.
I knew that if I did not write posts and market my work, I would never reach my art business goals. I kept writing, even though I was struggling. My mindset was to make every post better than the last one. Just like I do with my art.
Now writing is easier and more enjoyable. I have learned so much from my first few posts, and I will continue to learn and grow, and so will you as long as you try.
Steps For Writing Blog Posts
I want to share with you some tips that I have learned along the way to make writing less painful so you can build your art business faster.
Set a time where there will be no distractions. You cannot write a post that flows and stays on topic if you are always being distracted. Find a time that best fits your schedule. Keep your Smartphone off and stay off of your social media sites. You can go back to them when you are finished writing.
Before You Start
You should have a clear vision of what you would like to write about before you sit down to write.
Spend some time creating a blog post list. Take ten or fifteen minutes a week to add to your blog post list.
With a list of ideas you have planned ahead of time, you will be able to pick out what will be the most important subject for you to write.
You will be ready to write quality content, instead of wasting time trying to think of a subject to write.
Write down a generic title and some key points that you would like to discuss in your post.
A rough draft is not meant to be perfect. There will be time after to edit your work.
At this time, you want to write about all of the key points that you have already jotted down.
Start with the first key point and provide detailed information that will support that particular point you are trying to make.
When you finished with that point move on to the next point and repeat.
Repeat this process until you have finished writing about every key point that you had listed.
Now that you finished writing about the key points that you wanted to discuss do a quick edit. The quick edit is for you to read quickly through your content and make sure that it makes sense, flows and to fix any mistakes that jump out.
Do not spend too much time on this. It is a quick edit you will do a final edit later.
Your introduction is as important as the title of your post. These few sentences have to grab the reader’s attention. If you lose their interest here, they will quickly jump ship.
The introduction needs to explain what the rest of the content will be about. Give the reader a brief summary of what will be ahead.
I like to ask a question, then provide a solution to the problem in the introduction.
Here is the introduction to this post.
Are you having a difficult time writing blog posts for your art blog? If you are, you are not alone. Many artists find it very difficult to write content that will promote their business. In this article I will share with you steps for writing blog posts that will make this job easier for you.
You can see that it starts off with a question of a problem. Then it explains how the post will solve the problem.
With this introduction, the reader will know what to expect. If they are having a difficult time writing blog posts, they will find a solution in this article.
At this point, you have a beginning and a middle. Now you will need to wrap it up.
The ending is where you will provide a summary or conclusion of your content with a call to action. The summary or conclusion should refresh what the reader has just read. The call to action is explaining what you would like your readers to do next.
Many art bloggers miss this important part of the post.
You want to guide your reader to either purchase a product, join your email list, read other content, engage with the post, share the post or whatever your mission is for your blog.
The reader will not do what you would like them to do if you do not make it easy for them.
A call to action could look like:
- Join my free newsletter so you do not miss any upcoming events.
- If you enjoyed this article share it with your Facebook friends.
- Visit my art gallery to see all of my artwork.
- Would you like to learn more about purchasing my artwork?
The final edit is when you will proofread your work. See if there is anything that you can get rid of. If it does not fit the post, remove it. File it away in case you can use it in a different post.
Work on your title. Make sure that it complements your post.
Check the flow of the article. Sometimes moving a word or a sentence will make your words flow better in an article.
Check for any simple spelling or punctuation errors that need to be addressed.
Have someone else proofread the article.
Writing blog posts can be more enjoyable if you have a system in place. Fine tune these steps so they will work perfectly for you.
Steps For Writing Blog Posts that everyone will enjoy.
- Make a list of blogging topics that you would like to write about.
- Write a simple title and key points that you would like to write about.
- Write a rough draft.
- Quick edit.
- Write an into
- Write an ending
By Ann Handley
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